Gholson Road: Revolutionaries and Texas Rangers
GHOLSON ROAD is the well-documented story of one family's role in American history, from early Virginia through early Texas during the period of the Old West. Anthony2 fought with the Virginia militia in the Revolutionary War and leased land from George Washington. In 1801, at age 68, he moved his family west to Kentucky.
Samuel, son of Anthony2, fought in the War of 1812, participating in the Battle of the Thames and the Battle of New Orleans, moved to Arkansas Territory, then to Texas, arriving in 1832 with his son Albert. They were members of Robertson's Colony while Texas was still a part of Mexico and were among the early Texas Rangers. Albert fought in most of the battles of the Texas Revolution and survived many Indian fights, only to be killed by a neighbor. His sons, Sam and Frank, were also Texas Rangers, protecting the settlers and helping to retrieve several Indian captives. The brothers were persuaded to become Confederate soldiers by a lynch mob that threatened to kill them and their young wives if they did not. After the Civil War, they were involved in the cattle industry and the trail drives of the late 1800s.
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... Jacket) Library of Congress Control Number: 2003097328 This book is printed on acid free paper. Printed in the United States of America Bloomington, IN IstBooks - rev. 12/15/03 In memory of my father and mother Who always believed.
Revolutionaries and Texas Rangers Donna Gholson Cook. In memory of my father and mother Who always believed in me and encouraged And whose spirits still guide me It's all for nothing, if you don't have freedom. Braveheart.
10.10 Indian Battlefield monument, author and father Fig. 11.1 Gholson City Limit sign Fig. 11.2 North Simms Creek Fig. 12.1 Lookout Mountain Fig. 12.2 Fort Belknap Fig. 12.3 Placido, Chief of the Tonkawa CONTENTS LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.
Preface On June 26, 1960, my parents and I were visiting my father's Aunt Kate and Uncle Will Pitts in Lampasas, Texas. I remember being very excited when Aunt Kate presented us with our copy of Margaret Baker Mitchell's book, ...
To Robert Gholson, son of Theodore Roosevelt Gholson, for sending me his father's notes used in a speech at the dedication of the historical marker at the grave of B. F. Gholson. To Faye Wilson Dillard, genealogist, for her excellent ...
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